BBV Community Mock Draft: With 9th pick, Bills select ...

Dan Williams, DT, Tennessee.

Drafting for Buffalo is my good friend and golfing buddy "TheGreek." He writes:

This is a tough position for the Bills. Needless to say, the team has a lot of holes, and with Jimmy Clausen off the board at least one of those areas of need will have to wait. With the decision to switch to the 3-4 defense, the Bills are in dire need of personnel on the defensive side of the ball, particularly at nose tackle. There are also needs on the other side of the ball at both wide receiver and along the offensive line. Even though new coach Chan Gailey made a "name" for himself on the offensive side of the ball, he is trying to put his stamp on both sides of the ball.

With all this in mind and with the depth of quality offensive linemen available in this year's draft I have the Bills taking Tennessee's NT Dan Williams. This pick fills a huge need, as Williams can walk in and start from Day 1. It also allows the Bills the option of picking a tackle in Round 2. This may be a little high for Williams, and I could definitely see the Bills trying to trade down, especially if Clausen is off the board, but without anyone on the roster prepared to anchor the line of this new defense, Williams is the pick here.

My take: I agree with 'Greek' that the Bills would really love Clausen to be here. Buffalo has been trying to find a real quarterback for years now, and if Clausen isn't there this likely won't be the year they find one. Williams is not the sexy pick in this spot, but the Bills are transitioning to the 3-4 and he is the most talented nose tackle on the board. So, the pick makes sense. My real question for 'Greek' is this, though. When are we playing some golf, my friend?

Remember, for explanations of prior selections click the highlighted player name in the table below.

'Jp2y' is up next with the Jacksonville Jaguars selection at No. 10.

POS TEAM PLAYER POS SCHOOL DRAFTER
1 St. Louis Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Soldier_
2 Detroit Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska soulpower
3 Tampa Bay Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma i_formation27
4 Washington Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State G Fan in England
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee ronjohnson
6 Seattle Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame CCE718
7 Cleveland Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State GreatGatsby
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland Hoyadestroya85
9 Buffalo Dan Williams
DT Tennessee The Greek
10 Jacksonville jp2y
11 Denver NYG_Slater
12 Miami sunlion333
13 San Francisco RIPShea
14 Seattle CCE718
15 N.Y. Giants Ed Valentine
16 Tennessee Jason??
17 San Francisco RIPShea
18 Pittsburgh ross_stephen
19 Atlanta daddyzander
20 Houston BitterEli
21 Cincinnati Woogie526
22 New England Ryan Valentine
23 Green Bay Dan Luibil
24 Philadelphia Bye Dawk
25 Baltimore Larry Soprano
26 Arizona Snipah
27 Dallas pataroons
28 San Diego hakeemthedream
29 N.Y. Jets Brooklyn58
30 Minnesota hurikaine
31 Indianapolis Charles L.
32 New Orleans GiantsReignSupreme
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